- Referring to a type of analysis in which different works are compared and contrasted.
Etymology: Coined by w:Mortimer Adler, Mortimer Adler in "w:How to Read a Book, How to Read a Book". Derived from the term SyntopiconÂ, a two-volume topical guide published as part of the Great Books of the Western World series.
- After finishing his reading of the leaders' speeches, he wrote an essay comparing the language used by Reagan, Carter, Gorbachev, and Qaddafi.
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